His and Hers Honeymoon Essentials: 10 Items You Need to Pack
Once the wedding planning and actual wedding are over, you’ll be able to enjoy your honeymoon together. It’s your first official trip together as a married couple. You may still be frazzled from all the frenzy of your big day. You might be trying to decide if it’s better to leave unique engagement rings at home or get jewelry insurance and take your rings with you. You might be unsure if you need to pack that Swiss Army Knife for your honeymoon. Don’t worry — we’ve put together this list of 10 essential items you need to pack for your honeymoon.
1. Wedding Bands and Engagement Rings
You may opt to leave your wedding bands and engagement rings at home or travel with just the wedding bands. It’s a personal choice you and your partner will make, but if you do decide to travel abroad with your wedding rings, make sure you get jewelry insurance for your wedding and engagement rings.
2. Document Essentials
In addition to packing your physical passport and an extra photo ID like your driver’s license, you’ll want to keep physical copies and digital copies of these important IDs, too. According to destination wedding and honeymoon expert Laura Frazier, if you haven’t planned your honeymoon yet or need help ironing out the details, seek the help of a travel agent. They can help you determine if you need to apply for a visa or bring any kind of specific paperwork or documentation with you when you travel to your honeymoon destination.
3. Electronics, Chargers and Adapters
Bring your electronics (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) and chargers with you to listen to music, watch movies or read an eBook during the plane ride. You may also have some downtime during your honeymoon, so it’ll be helpful to have some additional entertainment options during your vacation. If you’re going to a country with a different kind of outlet, make sure to also bring a travel adapter.
4. Essentials for Him
Even if you don’t plan on going out for a nice dinner, you never know what may pop up during your honeymoon. He should bring button-down shirts, a tie and a blazer or sport coat in the event you two decide to go somewhere that requires more formal attire.
5. Essentials for Her
Likewise, she should also bring dressy attire like high heels and a dress or a nice top and tailored pants. If she chooses to bring the engagement ring during your travels, think carefully about how engagement rings should be worn during any honeymoon activities. It should be secured in a zippered pocket if you’re bringing it with you during any rigorous outdoor activities. Alternatively, she can also leave it in the safe of the hotel.
6. Emergency Essentials
You hope you won’t have to use it, but you’ll have peace of mind if you pack a small first aid kit with bandages and antibiotic ointment. Bring other travel medication with you, like a pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication and anti-nausea medication. It’s not romantic to think about during your honeymoon, but it’s an essential safety measure in the event of a small accident or if either of you starts to feel ill during your travels.
7. Outdoor Essentials
Two key outdoor essentials you’ll need to pack are sunscreen and insect repellent. Another thing to keep in mind when doing outdoor activities during your honeymoon is handling your wedding band and diamond engagement rings. If you’re snorkeling or ziplining, for example, don’t wear your rings during these activities. In fact, avoid wearing your rings if you’re doing any activities near water in case they get loose or accidentally fall into the water. Keep them in the safe at the hotel. If you must bring them with you, keep them inside a zippered and secured pocket.
8. Clothing for Different Weather
You hope it’s beautiful, warm and sunny during your honeymoon. The weather can suddenly change to be chilly and rainy. Pack clothing for either forecast, such as a rain jacket and sweatshirt. Pack shoes for the beach or pool like flip-flops or sandals. Pack shoes for unfavorable weather like hiking shoes or sneakers.
9. Basic Toiletries
You both should pack basic toiletries for your honeymoon. These include anything you normally use during your daily hygiene routine, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, face wash and so forth. For cleanup in between flights, bring baby wipes to freshen up. A travel pack of tissues is also helpful if you need to blow your nose or wipe something down. Hand sanitizer is a must whenever you don’t have quick access to wash your hands with soap and clean water.
10. Romantic Goodies
Now that we’ve got all of the basic essentials out of the way, don’t forget the romance part of the honeymoon. Set the mood with candles. The hotel may be able to provide you with tealight candles and rose petals to set the mood. Make sure the hotel knows you two are celebrating your honeymoon, as they will very likely be able to help send some romance your way like flowers, chocolate and champagne.